Small Craft Surveyors Forum Annual Seminar at Seawork announced

Members of IIMS are reminded that the annual Small Craft Surveyors Forum will take place at the Seawork Show at Southampton on Wednesday 12 June from 1330 to 1630 in Conference Room 2.

The event is free to attend and open to all marine surveyors no matter what their affiliation. This year’s schedule looks good and is sure to draw a strong attendance.

Although a free seminar please reserve your place online  so we have numbers for Health & Safety reasons, chairs and catering.

Programme of presentations

1330 Welcome by Seminar Chairman John Wills, IMarEST

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IIMS London Conference 2019 in June looming large, open to real time and online only delegates

Herringham Hall, Regent’s University welcomes delegates for the first day of the IIMS London Conference 2019 on 17 June

The speaker schedules and presenters are fixed and finalised for the forthcoming IIMS London Conference being held at Regent’s University on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June.

This year for the first time, you can join the Conference as a real time delegate in person, or hop on via Zoom as an online only delegate from the comfort of your office or home.

So what might you learn? The first day is aimed unashamedly at marine surveyors in the commercial sector, but day two will be of interest to all.

Day one (17 June) – Herringham Hall, Regent’s University
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First freight only Red Funnel Isle of Wight ferry launched

Isle of Wight ferry operator, Red Funnel Ferries, has welcomed its first freight ferry with a traditional ship naming ceremony.

Built at Cammel Laird’s in Birkenhead, Red Kestrel, the newest addition to Red Funnel’s fleet, will be the operator’s first dedicated Ro-Ro freight ship since the company’s inception almost 160 years ago.

The additional freight capacity that the vessel will provide will mean that the company’s ro-pax ferries will have more capacity freed up for non-commercial traffic.

The Great British-themed naming ceremony, which celebrated Red Kestrel being built in the UK, took place in Southampton docks by the Ocean Terminal and was witnessed by some 200 invited guests. Karen George, wife of Red Funnel’s Chairman, Kevin George, had the Continue reading “First freight only Red Funnel Isle of Wight ferry launched”

Solent University to open the largest maritime simulation centre in the UK

Solent University will open what it claims to be the UK’s largest and most sophisticated maritime simulation centre on its main campus in Southampton.

Part of Solent’s overall investment of more than £40 million into maritime education and training, the new ship and port simulation centre will open its doors for business this June 2019.

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